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Leanne McDonagh

Why the Moon Travels2019

Why the Moon Travels is an important series of prints which illustrate the landmark book of the same title by Oein DeBharduin, published by Skein Press in 2020. The book is the first collection of folk tales about Travellers written and illustrated by Travellers - a haunting collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community. The stories here are both ancient and contemporary, always rooted in a closer relationship with the natural world.  

MediumPigment on Copper House Photo Rag
Dimensions15 x 29.7 x 21 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4185
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Leanne McDonagh, Why the Moon Travels, 2019, Pigment on Copper House Photo Rag, 15 x 29.7 x 21 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020, 2020

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About the Artist

Leanne McDonagh

Leanne McDonagh is an artist and an educator, she is also a Traveller woman who grew up on a halting site, with first-hand experience of the prejudices and misconceptions that society has about Travellers.
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